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  • Debrief on Trump-Putin Presser – There are High Crimes to Be Hidden, and Trillions Still at Stake

    07/16/2018 11:35:32 AM PDT · by detective
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 16, 2018 | Sundance
    Last Friday, in a carefully timed construct, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein delivered a purely political statement to the media under the auspices of indictments against 13 Russians. Make no mistake, the entire construct of Mueller’s team project; and the enabling of Rod Rosenstein; was intended to do what it has been doing for over a year, diminish, disrupt and eventually stop President Trump. President Trump remains an existential threat to the business interests within the apparatus of professional politics. Additionally, candidate Trump defeated the professional political class despite the stunningly Machiavellian surveillance schemes of the deep administrative state which...
  • Trump Is Right: Mueller’s Latest Indictment Suggests He’s Conducting A Witch Hunt

    07/16/2018 11:28:30 AM PDT · by detective · 1 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 16, 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    On Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller returned a multi-count indictment charging 12 Russians and the Russian military agency, GRU, with crimes related to hacking into the Democratic National Committee’s computers and seeking to use the information to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. When the news broke, pundits quickly used Mueller’s latest charges to chastise Trump for claiming the special counsel investigation is a “witch hunt.” The New York Times claimed “[t]he 37-page indictment — handed up by a federal grand jury in Washington — amounted to a detailed rebuttal of Mr. Trump, who has sowed doubts that Russia interfered...
  • Putin asks US to help in Hermitage Capital Management founder case

    07/16/2018 11:24:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Tass ^ | July 16, 20:02
    At the summit meeting with US President Donald Trump in Helsinki on Monday, Putin said that the United States might file a request to question the Russians indicted in the US, under the 1999 Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, and Russian investigators could interrogate them. "Then we will expect from the American side to question, in presence of our detectives, those officials, including US special services agents, who we suspect of committing illegal activities in the Russian Federation," he emphasized. "What do I mean? The notorious case of Bill Browder, the founder of the Hermitage Capital Management."
  • Reaction To Trump's Meeting With Putin (Abby Huntsman criticizes him)

    07/16/2018 10:56:32 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 60 replies
    July 16, 2018 | Pinkbell
    Unless I'm missing it, I'm surprised there is no thread for the Trump meeting with Putin. The media (and even some of Trump allies) are going ballistic. Trump said that both sides have contributed to the atmosphere, and while he brought up the meddling, he seemed to be open to Putin's denial and suggestion to allow Mueller to question his people in exchange for them being allowed to question Bill Browder & others. Trump questioned the intelligence agencies with regard to the Clinton investigation, for not getting the server of the DNC, and the bias of people like Strozk. He...
  • 'Very good start': Trump's direct talks with Putin go into overtime

    07/16/2018 8:32:20 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 28 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 16, 2018 | Geoff Earle
    'Very good start': Trump's direct talks with Putin go into overtime as presidents speak for TWO HOURS after U.S. leader says he hopes for 'extraordinary relationship' and Kremlin strongman smirks at election meddling question President Trump is in Helsinki, Finland for a summit with Vladimir Putin that is running behind He was to meet the Russian president for 90 minutes one-on-one but talks lasted two hours Putin was late to the summit, as well, pushing it back by an hour right after the bat Trump began Monday by bashing the Mueller probe, 'Crooked Hillary,' and Barack Obama and went after...
  • Ex-CIA chief tears into Trump for one-on-one meeting with Putin: What is he hiding?

    07/16/2018 7:57:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2018 | Avery Anapol
    Former CIA Director John Brennan on Monday slammed President Trump for meeting alone with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Brennan, a frequent Trump critic, questioned what the president was “hiding” from his own advisers by insisting on meeting one-on-one with Putin at their summit in Helsinki, Finland. “Why did Trump meet 1 on 1 with Putin? What might he be hiding from Bolton, Pompeo, Kelly, & the American public?” Brennan tweeted. “How will Putin use whatever Trump could be hiding to advantage Russia & hurt America? Trump’s total lack of credibility renders spurious whatever explanation he gives.” Trump and Putin met...
  • Trump attacks Obama in tweetstorm hours before Putin meeting

    07/16/2018 6:31:25 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | Chris Perez
    President Trump took to Twitter early Monday — just hours before his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin — to once again blame his immediate predecessor, Barack Obama, for Russia’s election meddling. “President Obama thought that Crooked Hillary was going to win the election, so when he was informed by the FBI about Russian Meddling, he said it couldn’t happen, was no big deal, & did NOTHING about it,” Trump tweeted. “When I won it became a big deal and the Rigged Witch Hunt headed by Strzok!” A short time later, he tweeted: “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been...
  • Seized archive shows Iran nuke project was larger than thought, had foreign help

    07/16/2018 2:09:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 15 July 2018, 10:15 pm | TOI Staff
    The archive of Iranian nuclear documents seized by the Israeli Mossad from a Tehran warehouse in January shows that Iran’s program to build nuclear weapons “was almost certainly larger, more sophisticated and better organized” than was suspected, unnamed nuclear experts were quoted as saying in the New York Times on Sunday, after being shown selected documents from the haul by US reporters. One of the Iranian documents specifies plans to build a first “batch of five weapons” and discusses sites for possible underground nuclear tests, the Times reported, after one of its reporters was given limited access to the haul...
  • Trump-Putin Summit.....

    07/16/2018 4:32:25 AM PDT · by caww · 103 replies
    Live news ^ | 7/16/2018 | Fox News
    http://www.livenewson.com/american/fox-news-channel.html
  • Dem Sen. Blumenthal Accuses Putin of “Act of War”

    07/16/2018 4:53:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For a guy who lied about his military service, Richard Blumenthal is sounding mighty bellicose this morning. Appearing on Morning Joe today, the Dem senator from Connecticut said: “We are facing a continuing act of war by Vladimir Putin. He has tried to divide us, cause disarray, and he will stop at nothing to destroy these Western democracies.”Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Trump: US-Russia relationship has NEVER been worse

    07/16/2018 1:55:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 07/16/18 10:42 | David Rosenberg
    The relationship between the US and Russia has “never been worse”, President Donald Trump claimed Monday morning, ahead of a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a tweet Monday, the president decried the timing of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s announcement on Friday of the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officials suspected of attempting to meddle with the US presidential election in 2016. […] Ahead of the summit, Trump said the US-Russia relationship was at a new low, blaming US “foolishness” and the ongoing special probe into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government....
  • Israel Broadens Fight Against Iran

    07/15/2018 9:27:56 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 15, 2018 | Sune Engel Rasmussen in Beirut and Felicia Schwartz in Tel Aviv
    Israel is ramping up attacks against Iranian supply lines in Syria to block the flow of weapons to Hezbollah and other Tehran-backed militias, as it seeks to drive its foe away from its borders. In June Israel targeted a far-flung compound near the Syria-Iraq border, according to a security official, after carrying out multiple strikes closer to home against suspected Iranian military assets in Syria, where Iran is a key backer of President Bashar al-Assad. Israel, in accordance with its usual practice, didn’t confirm or deny it carried out the June airstrike. The U.S. denied responsibility, and a U.S. official...
  • US proposed Abu Dis as future Palestinian capital, says former Hamas chief

    12/28/2017 8:41:28 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | Tuesday 26 December 2017 | MEE staff
    Hamas’s former chief in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, said during a meeting in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday that the movement had received information of a US plan to offer Palestinian leaders a state with its capital in Abu Dis, a Palestinian village near East Jerusalem... connected to the Al-Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem with a bridge. The plan also proposed dividing the West Bank into three sections and creating an autonomous region in the Gaza Strip. Abu Dis, a small rural community overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem to the southwest and the Jordan Valley to the east, had been...
  • Supporters Cheer as Trump Nears Helsinki Hotel

    07/15/2018 9:41:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    AP via WDIO, ABC 10, Duluth MN ^ | July 15, 2018 08:59 PM
    Several dozen supporters of President Donald Trump, many waving American flags and sporting “Make America Great Again” caps, have cheered as the U.S. leader neared his hotel in Helsinki before his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. […] The Trump fans, several from the True Finn anti-immigration party, said they wanted to make a show of support in a country where many people have criticized his policies. A few scattered boos rang out from across the road. …
  • The 2 ways Russia may have helped Trump steal the election aren't what you think

    07/15/2018 6:40:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 70 replies
    Philly ^ | 7/15/18 | Will Bunch
    **SNIP** The Russia-interference-was-no-big-deal crowd also clings to the fact there’s no evidence of the greatest fear when it comes to election stealing — that hackers accessed electronic voting systems on election night and changed vote totals to hand the contest to Trump. And yet — buried beneath the headlines on Friday’s indictments — were two largely new revelations that dramatically elevated the possibility that Russian meddling wasn’t just morally and criminally wrong but actually went a long way toward snatching victory away from Clinton and handed it to Trump on Election Day. — Hacking of state voter rolls. — The...
  • "I think the European Union is a foe," Trump says ahead of Putin meeting in Helsinki

    07/15/2018 1:39:12 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 63 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7-15-2018 | CBS
    Coming off a contentious NATO summit and a trip to the U.K. in which he seemed to undercut the government of America's closest ally, President Trump took aim at another Western institution just days before his high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In an interview with "CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor in Scotland on Saturday, President Trump named the European Union -- comprising some of America's oldest allies -- when asked to identify his "biggest foe globally right now." "Well, I think we have a lot of foes. I think the European Union is a foe, what they...
  • Germans fear Donald Trump more than Vladimir Putin, poll finds [YouGov; gefälschte nachrichten]

    07/15/2018 5:45:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.15.2018 | Jefferson Chase
    When asked which world leader was the greater threat to world security, 64 percent of respondents chose US President Donald Trump over his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. That’s according to a YouGov poll published on the eve of Trump’s meeting with Putin in Helsinki. And the German antipathy toward Trump doesn’t end there: 56 percent of respondents thought that Putin was more competent than Trump, with only 5 percent preferring the latter on that score. Thirty-six percent of Germans find Putin more likable than Trump, while 6 percent say the opposite — although most respondents refused to indicate a preference...
  • Devin Nunes: Mueller KNOWS Russia Also Targeted Republicans; Makes Indictments Look 'Ridiculous'

    07/15/2018 10:14:10 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Jul 15, 2018 | THE LIBERTY DAILY
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l278LLK4FwU
  • Clinton Involved in Biggest Treason in History – Kevin Shipp

    07/15/2018 11:07:14 AM PDT · by bitt · 52 replies
    usawatchdog.com ^ | 7/15/2018 | greg hunter
    Former CIA Officer and whistleblower Kevin Shipp says what Hillary Clinton did with her charity and Uranium One while she was Secretary of State was a crime for the history books. Shipp explains, “Hillary Clinton used this to launder money in foreign banks so it wasn’t subject to U.S. laws, congressional subpoenas or FOIA demands for the evidence. This was done to launder this money globally into the Clinton Foundation so the U.S. government could not examine it at all.” Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller was the head of the FBI while the Uranium One deal was being done by Clinton...
  • Russia moving into Libya

    07/15/2018 8:47:36 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jul 2018 | Bill Gertz
    Russia is planning to expand its Syrian bases at Tartus and Hemeimeem to Libya. The possible Russian move into Libya represents the most recent failure stemming from the policies of President Obama that backed Islamist rebels who overthrew and killed Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. Mr. Obama has said that the failure to prepare for the aftermath of the ouster of Gadhafi was the worst mistake of his presidency. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also came under fire for failing to provide security for Americans who were attacked and killed in Benghazi after Gadhafi’s fall. The push for a...